How well do you know bees? Take our quiz to find out!

How well do you know bees? Take our quiz to find out!

1. How many eyes do bees have?

a) 1

b) 2

c) 5

d) 10


2. How many legs do bees have?

a) 2

b) 4 

c) 6

d) 8


3. Which food is not pollinated by bees?

a) mushrooms

b) blueberries 

c) tomatoes

e) pumpkins

4. Bees pollinate what percentage of the worlds food source?

a) 20%

b) 75%

c) 33%

d) 87%


5. Which family is the honey bee a part of?

a) andrenidae

b) Halictidae

c) Melittidae

d) Apidae


6. How wide is the largest species of bee's wingspan?

a) 6.4cm

b) 3.6cm

c) 1.7cm

d) 8.8cm


7. What is the dance that bees do to communicate the location of pollen and water sources?

a) the buzz

b) the wiggle 

c) the polka

d) the waggle


8. What is the only continent on Earth wher bees are not found?

a) Asia

b) Africa

c) Antartica

d) Europe


9. Where do bees collect and store pollen on their body?

a) back legs

b) front legs

c) wings 

d) antennae

10. What colour can bees not see?

a) blue

b) red

c) yellow

d) green


11. Which insect commonly eats bees?

a) beetle

b) lady bug

c) spider

d) dragonfly


12. The meliponines species of bee are known for what?

a) they don't sting

b) they don't make honey

c) they live in the desert

d) they are solitary bees (they live alone)

13. Which gender are worker bees?

a) male

b) female

c) neither 

d) both 


14. Male bees are called 

a) knights 

b) kings 

c) knaves

d) drones

15. What is the shape of cells in the honeycomb of a beehive?

a) hexagon

b) pentagon

c) decagon

d) heptagon 

16. What is the technical term used to describe beekeeping?

a) aviculture

b) horticulture

c) apiculture 

d) sericulture


17. Are bees cold blooded or warm blooded animals?

a) cold blooded 

b) warm blooded 

c) neither 

d) both


18. Which insect is most closely related to bees?

a) crickets

b) wasps

c) moths 

d) dragonflies


19. The oldest bee fossil is approximately now old?

a) 8000 years

b) 80000 years

c) 8 million years

d) 80 million years


20. A bees body is broken into how many parts?

a) 1

b) 2

c) 3 

d) 4


Check your answers.

1 - c

2 - c

3 - a

4 - b

5 - d

6 - a

7 - d

8 - c

9 - a

10 - b

11 - d

12 - a

13 - b

14 - d

15 - a

16 - c

17 - a

18 - b

19 - d

20 - c